Thursday, January 3, 2013

snow days

Lately, our days consist of playing in the snow. A lot. Growing up, I loved waking up to snow outside my bedroom window, days off from school, sledding down the big hill in our backyard with our dog chasing behind us, & making snow forts in the front with my sister & all the kids in the neighborhood. It was around the time when I turned 21 that I began to hate the winter. It’s too long & cold for me. I have always hated being cooped up inside, my car would always get stuck in our driveway, I was in a bad car accident, & my fear of driving in the snow began. 

Even though I am not the biggest fan of the winter, watching how excited Kennadie gets when she wakes up & runs out of her room shouting, “Mommy! Come look, there is snow out my window!” has made me learn to appreciate it a little more.  Although I will always chose palm trees, sandy beaches, & warm sun over cold & snow any day, she opens my eyes & I see winter just a little bit differently now. 

photos from the last few snow days

She talks about ice skating all. the. time. so it didn't surprise me when she brushed the snow off the top of the sandbox & made me "ice skate" on it with her. She named me Princess Ice skate & she was Prince Pirate...I love her little imagination :) 

he loves the snow

not happy when snow got all over her face

That? Is what she calls her snow castle. Josh made a really cool fort with all of the snow that was plowed at the end of our driveway. This thing is awesome; it has a tunnel, 2 "slides", & all sorts of paths. 


Janet (ocdtalk) said...

You're a great photographer! Of course, it helps to have such photogenic "material"!

Andrea Balcunas said...

Thanks Janet! I just love taking pictures & my husband bought me a new lens for my camera for Christmas & it makes such a difference :)